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  • Climate change to blame for more hurricanes

    Blogpost by Andrew - 30 July, 2007 at 13:31 1 comment

    Hurricane anatomy.Hurricanes are fueled by warm ocean water and warm moist air, so it's predicted that global warming will mean more, and stronger tropical storms. It's tricky testing this against observations though because there's no data about storms out at sea unt... Read more >

  • How to illustrate climatewash?

    Blogpost by tom - 30 July, 2007 at 13:27 2 comments

    Just a quick insight in to the creative process behind the scenes here in the office. On Thursday I had mostly finished an article on companies advertising around Live Earth to burnish their climate friendliness but continuing climate-changing busines... Read more >

  • Nukes for all my friends!

    Blogpost by Andrew - 27 July, 2007 at 20:31 3 comments

    The President of France wants to supply Libya with a nuclear reactor. From the Telegraph: Read more >

    During a meeting with Col Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, Mr Sarkozy agreed to help the country with a nuclear-powered project to desalinate seawater. France has Europ...
  • UK aviation industry takes five million people to court

    Blogpost by bex - 27 July, 2007 at 14:32 3 comments

    The big news here in the UK this morning is that the owner of Heathrow airport (BAA) is taking five million people - including a lot of its own staff - to court.

    It's a little mind-boggling (so mind-boggling in fact that, when we heard the news, we tho... Read more >

  • Weather update

    Blogpost by Andrew - 26 July, 2007 at 18:55 1 comment

    Vast stretches of southwest England are flooded. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is blaming climate change, and it looks like he's on pretty solid scientific footing. While it's still not possible to link any specific weather event to climate change, it'... Read more >

  • Signs of hope in the Amazon

    Blogpost by Richard - 25 July, 2007 at 13:51 2 comments
    Aerial view in the rainforest, Para State, Amazon. The forest is being burned by the US based Cargill corporation to clear land for soya plantations.

    One year ago yesterday the Amazon was thrown a much needed lifeline. A deal to halt deforestation fro... Read more >

  • Kashiwazaki nuke plant wrap up

    Blogpost by Andrew - 24 July, 2007 at 21:05 2 comments

    We sent a team to help Greenpeace Japan check the safety of the area around the (world's largest) nuke plant. The good news is that they didn't turn up anything new and alarming. The bad news is that the Kashiwazaki plant is still sitting on a fault... Read more >

  • LA Times says: "No to nukes"

    Blogpost by Andrew - 24 July, 2007 at 20:57

    Very strong editorial in yesterday's LA Times, saying: Read more >

    The enormous cost of building nuclear plants, the reluctance of investors to fund them, community opposition and an endless controversy over what to do with the waste ensure that ramping up the nuc...
  • "Environmentalists Beaten, One Dead"

    Blogpost by Andrew - 23 July, 2007 at 15:59 1 comment

    Memorial. From today's Moscow Times:

    Masked attackers armed with metal rods and baseball bats raided a camp of environmental protesters near an east Siberian uranium enrichment plant over the weekend, beating one person to death and injuring several others.

    [Pho... Read more >

  • Get naked for the climate

    Blogpost by Andrew - 19 July, 2007 at 20:12 8 comments

    As art, we hasten to add, in Switzerland.

    From Reuters:

    Greenpeace is seeking hundreds of volunteers willing to strip naked on a shrinking Swiss glacier next month for a photo shoot meant to raise alarm about global warming.

    The environmental group said ... Read more >

  • That Richter fellow - measuring earthquakes

    Blogpost by Andrew - 19 July, 2007 at 13:01

    Been doing my reading about earthquakes. Apparently there's two basic ways to measure them: intensity and magnitude. Mostly people talk about magnitude, and almost always it's described using the Richter scale - also known as the local magnitude scal... Read more >

  • Revealing statement from nuke industry official

    Blogpost by Andrew - 19 July, 2007 at 12:50

    From the Japan Times:

    In 2005, the Tokyo High Court rejected a lawsuit by local residents seeking to revoke a state permit on the installation of the No. 1 reactor at the seven-reactor power station.

    The court rejected the plaintiffs' argument that an a... Read more >

  • Can't beat The Onion for nuke one-liners

    Blogpost by eoin - 19 July, 2007 at 11:59 1 comment

    The Onion 18-07-07

    America's Finest (Parody) News Source gave me a chuckle with this faux vox pop quotation about the Japanese nuclear reactor fire this week: "What a shame. In every other respect, that earthquake zone was the perfect place to build a nuclear reactor."

    G... Read more >

  • Great e-waste video

    Blogpost by tom - 18 July, 2007 at 16:45 1 comment

    Very cool video about the e-waste problem and it's made by someone else, damn! We campaign to green the electronics industry and reducing e-waste but this is one of the best short videos on the issue I have seen. Brought to you by the, er, good folks ... Read more >

  • Update on nuke plant damaged by earthquake

    Blogpost by Andrew - 17 July, 2007 at 17:08 1 comment

    It's now being reported that the scale of the water leak is larger than was first said, and that some drums of nuclear waste also spilled. Somehow I am not reassured by repeated protestations from company spokespeople that there has been "no harm" fro... Read more >

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